Welcome to Ragnar's Ragweed Forge
In memory of Ragnar. A good blacksmith, great friend, and wonderful man. It is our every intention to carry on the wonderful tradition of the Ragweed Forge, and to continue to provide you with the excellent customer service that you have become accustomed to.
This is the home of Ragnar's Ragweed Forge. Here you'll find information about knives, both historical and modern, blacksmithing, Vikings, Buckskinners, living history, and the SCA. There's an on-line catalog of knives, ironwork, Viking and Celtic jewelry, and other historical items. The format is fairly simple. The page is, as they say, always under construction.
This is "Ragnar's" Ragweed Forge because he was known as Ragnar of Elandris in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a worldwide group of people with an interest in early history. We live in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, otherwise known as Western New York. The Hael is part of the autonomous Kingdom of AEthelmearc, formerly part of the East Kingdom.
This is Ragnar's "Ragweed" Forge because in the American Fur Trade living history groups ("Buckskinners") he also belonged to, one acquires a name according to some observed behavior or incident. You should be careful about sneezing
The page reflects some of our interests including:
The web page won't be entirely devoted to sales. We'd like to provide some information, and perhaps evoke (provoke?) some discussion, but will be selling knives, Viking and Celtic jewelry, iron work, feast gear, and other items for the historically minded, as well as modern outdoors folks. We've got a lot of different things, and there will be small catalog changes more or less constantly. We believe everything in the catalog is actually on hand and ready to ship. There is no printed version at present. We've tried to arrange it to print out clearly if you need a hard copy.
We're sorry, but we do not have a physical store or facilities for customers to visit.
(Ordering information is at the bottom of each catalog page.)
If you're interested, here's Ragnar's bookmark file (links). It's fairly extensive.
Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and thanks for stopping by!
PO Box 326
Sanborn, NY 14132
Or you you can call 716-731-3715. If I'm not available, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as quickly as possible.
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